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“Nice museum” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum
Karen Rd | Langata, Nairobi, Kenya
020- 8002139
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Ranked #9 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
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Owner description: This is the beautiful farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, lived between 1914 and 1931, until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies.
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“Nice museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Karen Blixen is a much beloved historical figure in Nairobi. This museum tour gives you a perspective of how she influenced the community in her day though commerce, jobs and offering medical care to those who worked for her.

Visited August 2013
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“Interesting look at history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I've been through the museum twice and learned something each time. The house is very well maintained and the gardens are beautiful. It is easy to imagine 'Out of Africa' taking place. My grandson, who was 13 when we visited, was concerned about the animal skin rugs...hard to explain the culture back then.

Visited September 2012
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“Lovely outing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Beautiful grounds, and fun museum to visit. It is easy to make it part of the trip to Animal Orphanage, Giraffe Manor and even Nairobi Park

Visited June 2013
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“Just okay”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited Karen Blixen Museum on a fairly quiet day. The guide was pretty good taking us around the museum and involving us in the story of Karen Blixen. We didn't particularly enjoy the museum itself as we found it a little boring but glad to say that we went.

Visited July 2013
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“Just ok”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

From my point of view, this attraction should not be a must in your visit to Nairobi, there are better things to do. But If you have enough spare time you should bear in mind that you have to pay to visit the house and the tour is not very good, the tour guide speaks a poor English and the visit is not very interesting.

On the other hand, the house is surrounded by a wonderful garden where you can have a snack and take some good pictures of Ngong Hills

Visited November 2012
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